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2021-11-19 10:17
The Sharks will play the Cheetahs on Saturday at 2:00 in the Toyota challenge. 3 of the new recruits will feature in this match – ex-Wallaby Ben Tapuai at inside centre, OJ Noah from S… Read More
2021-11-16 12:28
Sbu Nkosi has certainly wasted his time flying to the UK, although Jesse Kriel had a much better game against Scotland than he did against Wales. Reinach and Pollard start at 9 and 10, altho… Read More
2021-11-10 10:39
Willie le Roux comes back into the team while Elton Jantjies and Franco Mostert swap places on/from the bench with Handre Pollard and Lood de Jager. Jesse Kriel is still preferred at wing ov… Read More
2021-11-02 13:42
Sbu Nkosi will miss the Wales test due to having too few blank pages in his passport to get a Schengen visa (prep being done in France). He is replaced by Jesse Kriel instead of Aphelele Fas… Read More
2021-10-14 18:34
The Sharks managed an improved showing against the Ospreys last week although there is still a lot of room for improvement. Boeta Chamberlain had a big hand in that win and it is good to see… Read More
2021-09-09 11:45
The bad news is that Cameron Wright is also out injured – the good news is that Thomas du Toit is back after being released from the Boks for personal reasons. Lucky Dlepu will make hi… Read More
2021-09-08 10:24
Cheslin Kolbe did not recover from a leg knock and has been replaced by Sbu Nkosi. Thor and Faf are back in the team. Ox has been selected as cover to Kitshoff. Nienaber has selected 3 loosi… Read More
2021-09-02 10:47
Dylan Richardson is back at open-side (this is still the best available loose trio for the Sharks IMO) while Marius Louw replaces Murray Koster. Griquas will arrive in Durban knowing that th… Read More
2021-08-23 14:53
Grant Williams has been called up to replace the injured Jaden Hendrikse – just reward for some excellent performances in the Currie Cup. It is not clear how the rest of the Rugby Cham… Read More
2021-08-20 07:36
Phepsi is back to captain the Sharks on Saturday in what is IMO probably the best available loose trio for the Sharks. Grant Williams and Lionel Cronje will start with Sanele Nohamba and Boe… Read More
2021-08-17 12:10
Jacques Nienaber has brought back most of his first choice back line while Thomas du Toit will get a rare opportunity to start at tight head. Nicolaas van Rensburg will likely make his debut… Read More
2021-08-14 12:25
Sean Everitt has kept almost the same team that would have featured against the Pumas, with Sanele Nohamba and Khutha Mchunu dropping out of the squad, Cameron Wright starting and Marnus Pot… Read More
2021-08-10 12:48
After all the drama of the Lions series, the Boks will have just a week to prepare before facing Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Jacques Nienaber has rested a number of key players and… Read More
2021-08-10 12:15
The Sharks will have a tough week after beating the Bulls on Friday night. They will travel to Mbombela to face the Pumas on Wednesday at 14:30 and then still play the Cheetahs this coming S… Read More
2021-08-04 11:54
Lionel Cronje starts at fly half against the Bulls with Bosch moved to the fullback position. There is no backup hooker / lock on the bench with 2 props and 3 loose forwards selected. I assu… Read More
2021-08-03 12:23
Cobus Reinach will start in place of the injured Faf de Klerk, while Franco Mostert will move to flank with Lood de Jager starting in the 5 jersey. The Boks will have no lock cover on the be… Read More
2021-07-30 08:22
Sean Everitt has made a few changes for the home game against the Griquas. Lourens Adriaanse will start at tighthead with Wiehahn Herbst on the bench. Sanele Nohamba and Yaw Penxe start afte… Read More
2021-07-27 18:27
Jacques Nienaber has kept the backline unchanged with changes in the pack with Jasper Wiese, Frans Malherbe and Steven Kitshoff starting. Ox Nche has not been selected due to a neck niggle… Read More
2021-07-27 05:57
The Sharks have signed up former Wallaby centre Ben Tapuai (32, Harlequins), wing Eduan Keyter (25, Griquas) and lock Gerbrandt Grobler (29, Stade Francais). The United Rugby Championship st… Read More
2021-07-22 10:29
Sean Everitt has selected a very mobile loose trio (Venter, Richardson and Buthelezi) for Saturday’s game. New (old) Shark Lourens Adriaanse will be covering tight head from the bench… Read More
2021-07-20 13:01
Siya Kolisi will captain the Boks while Bongi Mbonambi, Makazole Mapimpi and Ox Nche have also been given the all clear to play after having to isolate. It is good to see Lood de Jager on th… Read More
2021-07-19 06:21
The Sharks have released JJ van der Mescht from his contract with immediate effect. He will be off to France. Apparently the management team has becoming frustrated with JJ not reaching his… Read More
2021-07-16 15:13
The Bok squad (in the guise of SA A) will play the Bulls on Saturday at 13:00. This will be followed by the BI Lions taking on the Stormers at 18:00 Elton Jantjies captains the team which in… Read More
2021-07-12 14:40
Rassie has taken over the coaching while Jacques Nienaber is still isolation after testing positive for Covid. He has picked a strong South Africa A side which will feature a number of playe… Read More
2021-07-08 15:23
The Sharks will get another chance to play the BI Lions on Saturday being the only provincial team available at short notice (still being restricted to a Covid bubble) to fill in for the Bul… Read More
2021-07-05 09:01
Due to the 12 year cycle of Lions tours, very few provincial players will get the opportunity to play the British and Irish Lions. Phepsi Buthelezi will lead a pretty unchanged team from the… Read More
2021-06-29 13:21
Rosko Specman and Aphelele Fassi will make their Bok debuts in Friday’s match against Georgia. Jasper Wiese will probably make his debut some time in the second half. The team is a goo… Read More
2021-06-28 12:39
Phepsi Buthelezi (concussion) and Anthony Volminck (injured) will not be available for Wednesday’s game in Cape Town. Mpilo Gumede will start at 8 with Thaakir Abrahams running on in t… Read More
2021-06-25 11:05
Sean Everitt remains the head coach and will be joined by Noel McNamara (attack) and John McFarland (defense). After the 2022 Sevens World Cup Neil Powell will replace McFarland. Noel McNama… Read More
2021-06-17 11:16
I must be honest. All SA rugby during Covid times feels like one extended Currie Cup, but the real Currie Cup will start on Saturday. At least the Sharks will not only play against WP / Stor… Read More
2021-06-10 19:01
Sean Everitt has announced the starting team for the decisive game against the Bulls. The replacements will still be confirmed. The Sharks have a very daunting task if they want to win the R… Read More
2021-06-06 12:26
The Bok squad for the Georgia tests, BI Lions Series and SA tour game has been announced. Nienaber and Rassie have stuck with the stalwarts that won SA the World Cup but added a number of pl… Read More
2021-06-03 11:25
Sean Everitt made wholesale changes to the Sharks lineup for the away match against the Lions in Johannesburg. It is probably more of a rotational change to give other members in the squad a… Read More
2021-05-20 14:23
Sikhumbuzo Notshe has been ruled out for a few months due to a ruptured patella tendon, so the loose trio has been rejigged with Venter moving to 8 and Bholi coming in at 7. Good to see JJ v… Read More
2021-05-13 13:34
Sean Everritt has made just two changes from last weeks squad – Jaden Hendrikse is promoted to start while Grant Williams drops out and Sanele Nohamba moves to the bench. This will be… Read More
2021-05-06 15:46
Sean Everitt has kept an unchanged starting team for the home game on Saturday against the Lions, with only two changes on the bench – Le Roux Roets for JJ van der Mescht and Jaden Hen… Read More
2021-04-29 12:33
Unfortunately Covid travel restrictions have pretty much killed off the Rainbow Cup in its planned form and South African fans now will have to settle for some more local derbies. The Sharks… Read More
2021-03-25 09:43
Coach Sean Everitt has brought back some more big guns for the match against the Bulls on Friday evening. Siya Kolisi makes his first start for the Sharks in the open side position. Ox Nche… Read More
2021-03-18 11:21
Sean Everett is using the Preparation matches to give all players in his extended squad some game time. The starting team is complete reshuffled with only John-Hubert Meyer and Aphelele Fass… Read More
2021-03-08 11:23
Sean Everitt has kept pretty much the same squad that beat the Griquas at home to travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs on Wednesday. Jonny Meyer starts at tight head in place of Micha… Read More
2021-02-26 16:15
Many of the front line players (including new high profile signing Siya Kolisi) are currently on a conditioning programme – so Sean Everitt has picked a number of next level players fo… Read More
2021-02-12 08:32
In a year where rugby fixture dates have become as reliable as the stock management schedule in a liquor store, there will be another 4 Sharks games to watch starting on the 28th February. T… Read More
2021-01-28 10:29
Sean Everitt picked the same 23 players that won the semi-final in Cape Town with Jaden Hendrikse moving into the starting lineup. The Sharks pack (apart from getting on the wrong side of th… Read More
2021-01-21 11:17
After a two break caused by Covid the Sharks travel to Cape Town for the semi-final against WP. Sean Everrit has selected what must be close to the strongest side the Sharks have on their bo… Read More
2021-01-02 10:25
The Sharks take on the Griquas at Kings Park and will be desperate to win this game. The Kwas will definitely target the creaky Sharks scrum which has been in turbo reverse against the Lions… Read More
2020-12-26 12:40
Merry Christmas everyone. There is actually a Sharks game this Sunday. Aphelele Fassi makes a welcome return to the Sharks team that was soundly beaten at Ellis Park. However the Sharks pack… Read More
2020-12-11 08:48
On Saturday at 19h00 the Cell C Sharks will host the Vodacom Bulls at Jonsson Kings Park. For the Sharks Lukhanyo Am returns to captain the team as stand in captain Jeremy Ward shifts to the… Read More
2020-11-26 11:33
Friday night is the kickoff of this years Currie Cup (Covid edition) The Sharks will be captained by Jeremy Ward when they meet the Pumas at Kings Park on Friday 19h00. Head coach Sean… Read More
2020-11-12 10:42
The Sharks team announcement for the Kwas game had to be delayed due to a player testing positive for Covid. The player and two others who had close contact are in isolation, and we wish him… Read More
2020-11-05 10:11
Injuries to Lukhanyo Am (hand) and Sbu Nkosi (slight niggle) has required Sean Everitt to make some changes to the side that beat the Pumas. Jeremy Ward takes over the 13 jersey while Yaw Pe… Read More
2020-10-29 14:32
Thomas du Toit, James Venter (ankle) and Sikhumbuzo Notshe (hamstring strain) are all not available for Saturday’s away game against the Pumas. Dylan Richardson moves to open side and… Read More
2020-10-22 19:20
Sbu Nkosi makes a welcome return for the Sharks along with Kerron van Vuuren and Henco Venter on the bench. Yaw Penxe will make his debut for the Sharks should he come on as a replacement. M… Read More
2020-10-07 15:03
Sean Everitt has selected 13 players that featured in the Springbok Green vs. Gold match for Friday’s game against the Lions. The match definitely did the Sharks no harm, as a couple o… Read More
2020-09-24 15:56
James and Henco Venter join the growing injury list and are also not available for Saturday’s game against the Bulls. It will be up to Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Tera Mtembu to guide the yo… Read More
2020-09-21 08:00
The Sharks have been hit by a number of high profile injuries even before what’s left of the 2020 rugby season kicks off. Aphelele Fassi picked up a shoulder injury during trainin… Read More
2020-09-17 06:42
Since the match between the Sharks and Stormers in March, I had to watch a couple of Super Rugby Aotearoa games (high quality games) and even had to resort to watching some Super Rugby AU ga… Read More
2020-06-09 06:49
The Sharks are getting ready to resume training but supporters will still have to wait a while before seeing our team on a rugby field. At least there will be some live rugby (with crowds) o… Read More
2020-05-02 08:38
Hi, Sharks fans I hope you enjoyed the first article in the series. Our second article saw The Sharks taking on the Highlanders. Date: 21 March 2003 Tournament: Super 12 Main Match: The Shar… Read More
2020-05-02 08:27
While the Kiwis have plans for some rugby to be played this year (they have managed the first wave of Covid19 infections down to new cases in the single figures), it looks very likely that S… Read More
2020-04-28 07:02
I hope everyone is still doing OK in these trying times. In the absence of any rugby (for that matter any sport apart from Belorussian football and Taiwanese baseball) StevieS has volunteere… Read More
2020-04-22 07:02
I’m sure I’m not the only one that is missing and longing for things to go back to normal! But as that might take a while and I really need something new on Sharksworld, I have c… Read More
2020-03-12 10:00
In a sign of the importance of the local derby against the Stormers, Sean Everritt has selected exactly the same team from last week’s match. In the current Super Rugby format a team w… Read More
2020-02-27 10:19
Sean Everitt is clearly not a coach who believes in starting his preferred 15 for every possible match. Lukhanyo Am  is back to captain the team, but Makazole Mapimpi, Tyler Paul and Ja… Read More
2020-02-20 10:59
Lukhanyo Am is rested and replaced by Jeremy Ward in the starting lineup.  Andre Esterhuizen will take over the captaincy. Sanele Nohamba gets a chance to start at 9, after doing except… Read More
2020-02-13 12:41
Curwin Bosch had to fly home due a family bereavement and Boeta Chamberlain has been promoted to the 10 jersey. Sean Everitt went with a 6-2 split on the bench with only Sanele Nohamba and J… Read More
2020-01-29 12:55
With the dramatic Bok win against the English in the World Cup Final last year still fresh in our minds and hearts, it does feel a bit surreal that the Super Rugby season kicks off this Frid… Read More
2020-01-16 18:23
Sean Everitt has included all his Boks in the 28 man squad for the Super Hero Sunday game against the Stormers. This is effectively the Sharks’ last warm up game before the Bulls game… Read More
2019-10-31 06:19
Kolbe takes over the 14 jersey from Nkosi who drops out of the squad. Rassie insists the plan (box kick ad nauseam, hope the opposition drops the ball, defend like demons, scrum and maul, ki… Read More
2019-10-24 10:48
Cheslin Kolbe is out injured and replaced by Sbu Nkosi. Still a 6-2 split on the bench, so we can expect the same tactics as against Japan. It is an open secret that the Welsh will rain the… Read More
2019-10-17 06:30
This is clearly a team that plans to take on the fleet-footed Japanese team using the powerful Bok pack to prevent them from getting their high speed attacking game going. Lood starts next t… Read More
2019-10-07 07:52
Due to the short turnaround between matches, Rassie has given pretty much all his dirt trackers an opportunity against Canada. The loose trio of Louw, Smith and Kolisi must count towards one… Read More
2019-09-18 08:26
Rassie has kept the match-day squad from the warm up for the crunch game on Saturday. The winner of the first pool game for the Boks & All Blacks will very likely end top of the pool and… Read More
2019-09-11 06:59
The Sharks are keeping a bit of interest going during the off season by announcing their nine new player signings one day at a time. First to be confirmed was 23-year-old James Venter, a loo… Read More
2019-08-29 10:15
Curwin Bosch is back from injury, which should mean that Boeta Chamberlain will be available for the Sharks U/21 team for the final against the Bulls Mvovo is fit to play after leaving the f… Read More
2019-08-22 09:09
Andre Esterhuizen and Thomas du Toit have been called up to start against a desperate Bulls team who may face relegation if they loose by more than 7 points. Curwin Bosch is still unavailabl… Read More
2019-08-15 13:35
Sean Everitt has catapulted Boeta Chamberlain straight into the starting team to replace Curwin Bosch who is out injured due to a lower back sprain. Dylan Richardson is on the bench as a hoo… Read More
2019-08-14 13:18
Schalk Brits will captain the Boks against the Pumas at Loftus. This is probably the last chance for some of these players to convince Rassie to take them with to Japan. I would expect Rassi… Read More
2019-08-08 06:51
Rassie has swapped front rows for the final Rugby Championship game. He has kept the rest of the squad the same as in the draw in New Zealand. The match could decide the winner of the Rugby… Read More
2019-08-01 11:06
The Cell C Sharks team to play the Phakisa Pumas in Nelspruit has been announced. Coach Sean Everitt has opted to make only one rotational change with Phepsi Buthelezi starting at 7 and Jacq… Read More
2019-07-24 05:50
Mapimpi, PSDT and Etzebeth remains into the starting team with the rest of the places reserved for the players that flew across earlier. Kwagga Smit will get a chance to prove that he can fi… Read More
2019-07-21 11:06
With the Sharks confirming earlier this week that head coach Robert du Preez has decided to part ways with the union, finding a new head coach for Super Rugby in 2020 must surely be new CEO… Read More
2019-07-18 09:54
Sean Everitt has kept the team that got trounced by the Kwas intact, except that Fassi and Smith swap places in the starting team and on the bench. Every one in the squad will have to lift t… Read More
2019-07-17 14:37
Rynhardt Elstadt at open side is a strange selection.  However it will be great to see Marcell Coetzee and Frans Steyn running out for the Boks again. The 15 first choice players should… Read More
2019-07-09 20:03
Sean Everitt has picked a team full of Super Rugby experience for Friday night’s game. JPP slots back in at 13 next to Ward at 12. I am looking forward to seeing the loose trio of Stri… Read More
2019-07-09 05:22
New Currie Cup coach Sean Everitt has announced his Currie Cup squad for the upcoming 2019 season. The defending champions launch their shortened campaign – this World Cup season sees… Read More
2019-07-01 06:34
Six Sharks have been called up for the Bok training squad while Dan du Preez and Ruan Botha were not considered due to injury. Forwards Schalk Brits (Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Ulster, Ireland… Read More
2019-06-28 08:24
Sean Everit will coach the Sharks Currie Cup team with Nick Easter and David Williams as assistant coaches. The Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign kicks off on the 12th July when the Sharks w… Read More
2019-06-20 11:03
Rob Jr starts at 10, but this time Rob Sr has no choice as Fassi is out with a shoulder injury. Bosch comes back in the team at fullback. Burden went along on the flight to Australia, but Cu… Read More
2019-06-13 11:44
Two injury hit teams will fight each other for the privilege to travel to Christchurch or Argentina. Sharks will be without Curwin Bosch and Ruan Botha (plus JLDP, PvdW, Akker, Burden) where… Read More
2019-06-11 16:55
The home quarter final spots are by now pretty much cast in stone – Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies, Hurricanes. There is still a small chance for the Brumbies to overtake the Jaguares… Read More
2019-06-06 10:19
Rob Jr starts at 10, Bosch moves back to 15 and Fassi back to the bench. JLDP back home with a MCL niggle – so Paul takes his place and Stringer back on the bench. Hopefully Burden can… Read More

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